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317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-1048
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always a Pleasure

I found it hard to believe that I have never reviewed Tico's before today because we go visit on a regular basis. After a cold, wet, windy day of college baseball we needed a nice, quiet dinner and started off being seated in a back booth. A nice Dos XX draft was soon followed by Chimichangos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Jim B
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After dining at this restaurant for 45 years you would think the rating would be a 5 or at least a 4. It could be IF they hired managers that cared and waitresses that did their jobs right. The food is really good, but someone please train your help. Cudda been a 4 star but minus 1 for bad help... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I found it hard to believe that I have never reviewed Tico's before today because we go visit on a regular basis. After a cold, wet, windy day of college baseball we needed a nice, quiet dinner and started off being seated in a back booth. A nice Dos XX draft was soon followed by Chimichangos Supreme. It did not... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ticos is a a fun place to go for happy hour. Monday nights is $1.00 off margaritas.... I love the blue ones with sugar on the rim. Service is good and there is plenty of parking. The tacorito is awesome. The chips are very good as well. The food is served hot and the ingredients are fresh. This is a... More 

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Lincoln Nebraska
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For all the hype I heard about this place, I was just a bit disappointed. The food is pretty good, though a little tame for my taste buds. I really feel the whole point of Mexican food is flavor. You expect your dish to be bursting with a multitude of powerful flavors. That is not the case here, though the... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I only had 40 minutes to dine and dash. She had dined at Tico's numerous times, but this was my first. We ordered, got drinks and food within 7-8 minutes and were out the door 15 minutes later on our way to a show. The food was high quality, well priced and fast service. We look forward... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Most recently had the seafood enchilada. Fabulous, as are all of the other selections there. A Lincoln institution, the food and service are still top-notch.

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Garwin, Iowa
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139 reviews 139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

But the Chili Rellenos were as good as I remembered! My mom had the Pollo en Chilies and she really enjoyed it also. They have free chips and salsa that were really good. The chips had chilli's powder on them. We went early on a Friday evening so there wasn't a crowd. Service was fast and friendly but didn't hover.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They may have gone slightly downhill, it is certainly dated on the inside, but they don't change the menu, thank goodness, and it is still pretty darn good food, won't pretend it is authentic mexican, but a hispanic friend of mine used to complain growing up because her mom didn't make the chile rellanos (sp?) like the ones at Ticos,... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was good although the salsa could be a little thicker. It is close to downtown so convenient if you are seeing a show or a play.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I decided to try Ticos because neither one of us had been there in years. It was disappointing! The guacamole dip was average. Much better at la mexicana. The food was below average and the beans had a funny taste. The chips have some seasoning on them that doesn't add anything special to it. The salsa was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 402-475-1048

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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